Office of The Chief Election Officer Vote 821

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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER PROGRAM - VOTE 501

The Office conducts general elections and by-elections of Members to the Legislative Assembly and provides research, public information and policy advice relating to the electoral process. The Office also trains, directs and supervises the returning officer in each of the 103 electoral districts.

The Chief Election Officer also administers the Election Finances Act. Over 500 Constituency Associations and 9 registered political parties must file annual returns and inform Elections Ontario of any changes to registration information. Any form filed with Elections Ontario is reviewed for compliance with the Election Finances Act.

The Office has responsibility to administer referenda under the Taxpayer Protection Act.

The Office serves Ministries, agencies and the public on a continuing basis by conducting historical and comparative research and providing policy advice and general information regarding the electoral process.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Election Administration 4,380,800 4,219,100 161,700 3,831,399
2 Election Finances Administration 3,136,100 1,893,100 1,243,000 4,934,915
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 7,516,900 6,112,200 1,404,700 8,766,314
Statutory The Election Act - - - 7,566,641
  Total Statutory Appropriations - - - 7,566,641
  Total Operating Expense 7,516,900 6,112,200 1,404,700 16,332,955



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS  
  OPERATING EXPENSE  
501-1 Election Administration  
  Salaries and wages 3,605,500
  Employee benefits 775,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted 4,380,800
501-2 Election Finances Administration  
  Salaries and wages 712,400
  Employee benefits 153,400
  Transportation and communication 40,800
  Services 930,300
  Supplies and equipment 228,600
  Other transactions  
     Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act 1,071,600
  Subtotal 3,137,100
  Less: Recoveries 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted 3,136,100
  Total Operating Expense for Office of the Chief Election Officer Program 7,516,900